$2.5K Month - June 2018 Monthly Update!

Last Update: July 01, 2018

Once again, another month has just passed by and half of 2018 has already gone.

But to be honest, it's not "gone" if you've been working hard to create your passive income and a better lifestyle for your family/future... because all your hard work will definitely pay off!

This half a year was simply amazing for me. I went from earning $0 to $2.5K a month of passive income online.

You can go to my WA profile to read my story of how I got started.

Basically, I only had less than 50 daily visitors to my site in January 2018 with $0 income.

Fast forward 6 months, I almost hit 900 visitors per day in June and my June total commission was USD$2,521.80!! (plus commission from Thrive Themes).

Of course, I'm not trying to make it sound easy. It's all hard work.

But before I go in to that, I just want to share my achievements in June.

Achievements in June 2018 :)

  • 477 Free Starter Referrals
  • 60 Premium Referrals
  • 2 Professionally Filmed & edited sales videos done
  • A complete overhaul on my website homepage, about page & landing pages (which I'll definitely expect much higher conversion rates for the coming months)

What I Didn't Achieve :(

Once again, I didn't managed to hit my content goals which is at least 15 posts a month. I only had 14 posts written by myself with 2 guest posts on my site (which I won't count into my content goal)

I traveled back to my home country, Taiwan, last month and spent quite some time shooting videos and refining my website. Which is the reason why I didn't have the time to hit my content goals.

My Hustle

But the good thing is that since I've built up my content & traffic base from the beginning of the year, my sales are still increasing despite I didn't hit my content goal in June.

From January to March, I post at least 5 quality posts per week and each post had at least 2000 words.

I'm not aiming for EITHER quality OR quantity. I'm always aiming for BOTH for all of my posts as much as possible.

I spent at least 8 to 10 hours per day working from my laptop. That's how I achieve such results in a short period of time which I'm really grateful for.

For All of My Hustlers...

I'm just like anyone of you.

But in order for me to achieve such results, I'm more than 100% serious, treating this as a real business and not just a side hustle to see if it works or even try my luck.

I know Wealthy Affiliate works. It's just a matter of time and effort.

That's the same for you guys.

I'm proving to you that Wealthy Affiliate works.

But if you're not treating it as a real business for you and putting in the time, yet you're complaining why things aren't working out, then there's something wrong with your mindset and attitude.

I understand that not everyone can invest 8 to 10 hours per day in your online business. But that's not the most important thing.

The most important thing is your commitment, consistency and PATIENCE!

Trust Wealthy Affiliate and most importantly trust yourself.

FYI, English is not my mother tongue language. There's no excuse for you if you think your command of English is your restriction to achieve your goals.

It's all about practice, practice and practice.

Learning Resources

I'm going to end off this post by leaving some of my highly popular content/training in Wealthy Affiliate for those of you who haven't checked them out:

  1. For those of you promoting Wealthy Affiliate and you've not checked out my very popular training, you should definitely spend some time and take a look here: WA Bootcamp Hacks: How to Get More PREMIUM Referrals?
  2. If you want to learn more about SEO and how I rank so well for most of my posts, head over to this post: Google Page 1 Ranking Tips: Position 4 in 3 Minutes!
  3. For those of you troubled by your Site Health, please check out this post: WA Site Health Explained (Don't Worry Too Much about it!) (This is my recent post at WA)

That's all for now. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or need any help :)

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Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Jerry!

Congratulations! Its always nice to see your hard work paying off and I know that you'll keep growing and sharing in this community.

I was wondering if you found it more successful (or not) to use the WA comment for comment thread as opposed to siteComments.

At one point I felt like my site was getting ranked worse by asking for comments on the thread. Do you make multiple requests on the thread or do you just do one request per post on the thread? What is your experience with both of these?
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Marlinda!

Recently I feel that the SiteComment is not as active anymore. It's hard to get comments through SiteComments.

What I used to be doing is to request once for every post. But currently I'm getting too many comments so I just stop doing that.

Your ranking won't be negatively affected by requesting comment in the thread. The more comments you have the higher ranking your post can achieve. It will only affect in the positive way.

There's also no hard in requesting more than once. But what I recommend is to focus on creating content. Getting comments is just a secondary thing. Not the most important.
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CM35 Premium
Hi Jerry

Well done. You have put in the work and are determined to succeed. Great to see!

Do you use any form of paid advertising to build your list? Or have you achieved this by simply producing good detailed content through key words?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Chris
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Chris! I didn't do any paid advertising. All leveraging organic SEO.
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CM35 Premium
Thanks Jerry

I read your review on the SFM Training platform. Is there anything you learned there that we don't learn here?

They seem to push paid advertising, but really only seem to train students on how to sell one product.

Cheers
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JerryHuang Premium
I didn't learn anything there. It's just a system promoting itself. Neither do I learn paid advertising. Maybe training on that requires more money.
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CM35 Premium
Thanks for the info.

Cheers
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FrankM64 Premium
Hi Jerry. I found WA through a review site of yours, of which I am truly thankful. I am so happy (before I purchased another program) that I put in the search term "review XXXX" (I won't mention the program here) and you had the prior training to do keyword research and used those terms.

Yes, you are making money online - which is itself amazing. But, you my friend are truly changing lives with your efforts as well. With that I am truly grateful, my family is grateful and the legacy I will be leaving my children and grandchildren -- i cannot even describe.

Hope to meet you one day - shake your hand and tell you "Thank you" in person.

All the best,

Frank
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JerryHuang Premium
Aww...that's very nice of you Frank! I appreciate that and I'm really glad I'm able to help.

Of course, my help will not stop there. Since you're here in WA, we'll keep in touch and I'm happy to help you along your journey whenever you need!

All the best too!
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Timotheus Premium
Congratulations Jerry!

I only have a few hours a day (after the work that pays the bills). I am inspired by you. And believe that I can reach the goals too. Just that because I spend fewer hours, my speed will be slower.

Still, I believe it can happen. Thanks for the inspiration. :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Yes, it definitely will!
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GregEugene Premium
Jerry I almost passed up your post but decided to read it anyway and I'm glad I did.This caught my eye because I started taking this for granted.

"But in order for me to achieve such results, I'm more than 100% serious, treating this as a real business and not just a side hustle to see if it works or even try my luck."

Too many times I find myself because there is no money coming in just going thru the motions. That was a wake up call for me.

Thanks Jerry.

Greg
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome Greg! I'm glad I can help and inspire you :)
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TeamIceCream Premium
Whoo-hooo Jerry! CONGRATULATIONS!! That is awesome results for the awesome work that you have put in! Well done!

You (and Grace) are both such a huge inspiration and we look forward to your "money reports" each month!

Thank you for sharing what worked for you and what didn't. We are all different and what may work for one person, may not work for another in exactly the same way (maybe a little tweaking needed here and there), so we really enjoy reading your posts and seeing how you adapt things to work for you.

We learn so much from you - thank you for sharing!

We wish you all of the very best and much success, Jerry!
Sharlee (Chocolate) + Vanilla IceCream
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Sharlee! And yes that's right. We all have to find the right strategy that works for us.
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Kettei Premium
Well done Jerry.

I always enjoy reading your posts. You're sharp, focused on success but you're humble while achieving it. That comes across so clearly in each of your articles.

I wish I had 8 hours a day to devote to my sites, I must admit but I do what I can, when I can. It will take me longer, but I'll get there.

Awesome work, dude! :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Phil for the kind and encouraging words!

Absolutely do whatever you can. You'll definitely get there :)

All the best!
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shazzaWA Premium
So awesome Jerry and thanks heaps for sharing.

It is a MUST that I know exactly how much time I spend on my business and stick to it. When I started here I consistently did just 3 posts a week and had great results.

It is so key to just be disciplined and consistent with your website and like you have done see the fruits of your labor. Well done!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Sharon! You brought a good point about discipline. Yes, it is much needed for success :)
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Serdinya Premium
Firstly well done. Hard work does pay off but 8-10 hours, are we talking 7 days a week here. Where's the work/life balance? Also your profile says you've been a member since May 2016 but you're saying you're only making money now, I'm confused. Are you saying you made nothing for nearly two years? Also are you not making anything from the affiliate side?
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JerryHuang Premium
If you've read my story clearly, you'll find out that I was actually serving the army for the entire 2016 and 2017. That's why I only started focusing 100% on my business starting this year.

And, what do you mean "the affiliate side"?
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Serdinya Premium
Sorry, I wasn't having a go at you. I think it's great that you've done so well, just a bit confused about the dates. By affiliate I mean making money from the adverts.
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JerryHuang Premium
Adverts? I'm focusing on writing content and promoting WA. What's the "advert" you're referring to?
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Serdinya Premium
Affiliate marketing, where you put adverts onto your website and get paid a small commission.
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JerryHuang Premium
I don't put adverts. If you mean things like banners, they convert poorly. I create content and offer value to people so that they want to join me at Wealthy Affiliate.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Amazing success story! I guess you're one of the fastest in the Wealthy Affiliate's history :D

By the way, may I use your success story on my WA review landing page and your sentence?

"This half a year was simply amazing for me. I went from earning $0 to $2.5K a month of passive income online."
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Roope, of course! But remember to leave a link to my site. It's not just a backlink for me, but it gives your WA success story more trustworthy.
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Alright :)
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Awesome, Jerry I would love to invest 8 to 10 hrs for my business but unfortunately I already have a full time job. And I'm not complaining, all the training and tutorial are excellent platform to educate me.

I'm glad to be here at WA learning and enjoying every bit of it. I love to read motivational blogs like these. Congratulations Jerry. Keep them coming.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Kelyee! Glad you're enjoying this awesome community :)
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PatsyC Premium
Excellent, congratulations!!

From 0 to now in such a short period of time is amazing, and all the hours your put in payed off.

Besides being my sponsor, your are an inspiration to myself and many other members.

I love your updates, I must have missed a few I haven't been on much lately. Too busy with outside WA stuff.

I see you out on social media, many members don't participate. It's important to get us out there.


Very proud of you Jerry :D
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Patsy! How's it going? What have you been working on outside WA?
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome :)

I'm working on a Tribunal Hearing.
I'm representing myself for my own case and it's a lot of work. I got ripped off big time and did my first 2 appeals on my own and won both of them, this is #3, and the last one! I have injuries, I got hurt it will be 5 years ago next month. It's not fun but..at least it will be behind me no matter what the outcome is...very soon. Kind of scary but I'll be fine :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Ah I see. Take care Patsy! All the best!
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RussellO1 Premium
Hey Jerry,
Thanks for sharing this great news man. For me this is motivation to work harder and be patient. Its always good to hear from people who have recently begun and are seeing the success in every way.
Thanks for sharing your method of success too. Be blessed and continue improving.
Russell
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure Russell! Glad you're motivated :)
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CBeltre Premium
Dude! That's Awesome! Love that post on google page 1 ranking tips. If anyone hasn't read that, they need to like now. I copied and pasted it to a word doc so i can print it out and refer back till I've done all it says. Thanks for all the time and effort you're putting in to teaching others. Sometimes it takes me two days just to write a post so I can only imagine how much time you're spending putting together all this useful information!
Keep it up the awesomeness!
Connie B.
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JerryHuang Premium
Wow, thanks a lot Connie! It's my pleasure to be able to help. With all those hard work, it's going to pay off for sure!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Jerry... Wow!! I've been waiting for your monthly update. Congratulations... your hard work is certainly paying off.

Thank you again for all your wise tips and encouragement.

I have all of your learning resources bookmarked.

I'm wondering, do you use Static Page? Do you have more than 1 landing page? Also what theme do you use?

Again, thank you for being such an awesome inspiration to us all.

Monica
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Monica!

Yes, I use static homepage. I have more than 1 landing page but I'm focusing on one. The rest are just supplementary.

I use FocusBlog theme from Thrive Themes. It's a paid premium theme. Let me know if you're interested in investing in a premium theme so that I can explain more to you!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Jerry,

You're welcome... awesome to see you and Grace really doing this! I enjoy following both of you.

Yes, I am interested in the paid premium theme... the FocusBlog theme from Thrive Themes.

Can you please tell me more about it?

Thank you,
Monica
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome. I'll PM you :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Jerry! I'm heading over to my PM...
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verna8767 Premium
Jerry, Congrats to you! I am very proud of what you are accomplishing. For a young man to be so focused on his goals and not letting any of the "garbage" get in the way is sooooo refreshing! I love to see young adults who understand the responsibility of being an adult!
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, thank you so much Verna! Your words are very encouraging :)
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verna8767 Premium
No problem. You are welcome and deserve the praise. I want to be just like you when I grow up! LOL
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DBlanchard Premium
That is friggin AWESOME Jerry!

Working full time like you do will certainly provide results, but yours are truly amazing my friend!!! And in such a short period of time!!! You certainly know what you are doing. I have bookmarked all your links for future reference!

You are so right when you say: The most important thing is your commitment, consistency, and PATIENCE!

The first two are very important but patience is also very important when someone like me only works at my online business part-time (I still have my 9-5 job).

I WILL get to your level, I am persuaded of it. I received my first payment from WA this month. But it will take me a lot more time - you are the exception to the rule. :)

It's practically impossible for me to work at your level and amount of time you put in right now. But eventually, I will get there!

Thank you for your honest, inspiring and encouraging post and keep on going!!!

Denis
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Denis!

I'm so happy for you that you now have a great mindset to hustle and succeed in the long run.

With that, yes I believe you'll get there as well :)
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amexrn Premium
Wow Jerry, you've come a long way but I am sure this is only the beginning of a milestone and more blessings. You are an inspiration and you motivates me. I will read all those references and learn from it.

Thank you for sharing all your successes.

Best regards,
Arline :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Arline. It's my pleasure to be able to inspire and motivate you. Keep hustling!!
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marycmiller Premium
You are doing amazing Jerry, and thanks for sharing your training. I have been trying to work on putting some things in place. My probelm is content, I am still slow at writing and need to practice more. I will go and read your SEO training, I have not done that one yet. Thanks again,
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JerryHuang Premium
I understand. Writing content is an obstacle for many people, including myself in the beginning.

Now, it still takes me many hours to complete a post because I always aim for both quality and quantity.

It's okay to be slow. But most importantly, be consistent and patient!
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Jerry, thank you for your excellent blog post, this is always a very good way to start the day with a success story, I know that you have been working very hard and you are serious about your business Jerry. It's also great that in January you had no sales and now you have many sales, well done and congratulations, this is the power of the Internet!

I have booked marked your page Jerry as blog posts like this are good to share with people!

Enjoy your day and I look forward to hearing more of your success stories.

Roy
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Roy! It'll be great to share such stories with more people :)
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rubanzema Premium
Thanks for the post and congratulations for your achievements.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Emmanuel!
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smartm2018 Premium
Very encouraging. Congratulations!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you :)
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks for sharing Jerry inspiring and motivating thank you
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure Fleur!
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Well done on your results. It goes to show that having a plan and a good deal of focus about what you want to achieve will get you there. I always enjoy reading your encouraging and informative posts.
I don’t have to say ‘keep up the good work’, coz I know you will.
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha, yea...Plan > Action > Focus > Patience is definitely the way to success and achieving your goals :)
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TEETENG95 Premium
Congratulations Jerry. What you do well is a role model for everyone. I will also learn from you, hope can making more money in WA one day.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Tee. You sure will if you stick with it :)
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StPaul Premium
Dear friend,

I was waiting for your June month report its amazing. Happy for you and Wishing you all the very best to make it for Vegas! (For sure you will make it).

May I ask how many posts you have on your site in total, please.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Paul! Currently, I have 150 posts.
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StPaul Premium
Thanks a lot my friend.
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PMbaluka Premium
Congratulations Jerry. That's fantastic, can't wait to hear more reports.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Paul!
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AnastaciaN Premium
Great Jerry!
I would love to know how you schedule your 8-10hrs ...
Do you plan ahead? do you pick out topics to write ahead of time? I think that's where I get muddled up! I am not consistent in my writing and I want to. :)

Congratulations on your achievement!
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JerryHuang Premium
I'll definitely research for potential posts I could write beforehand sometimes. But my plan is always 1 post per day as much as possible.

Those 8-10 hours are mostly researching, writing, optimizing, publishing and promoting new posts.
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BenjisDad Premium
Love the progress Jerry. Proud to say I'm one of those guest posts! Lol.

Keep killing it bro.
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha yup! Your guest post rock!
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CraigW315 Premium
That's awesome. Congrats!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Craig!
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